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The Chief Marshal 

The Class Marshals 

Candidates for The Master' s Degree 

Candidates for The Baccalaureate Degree 

Professors Emeriti 

The Graduate Faculty 

Professors of the College 

Associate Professors of the College 

Assistant Professors of the College 

Instructors of the College 

The Presidential Party 



Dr. Annette K. Brock, Acting President, Presiding 

PRELUDE: "Pilgrims' Chorus" (Tannhaeuser) Wagner 

Mr. James Thompson, Jr., Organist 

* ACADEMIC PROCESSIONAL "War March of the Priests " Felix Mendelssohm 

Mr. James Thompson, Jr., Organist 

^INVOCATION Reverend Larry J. Stell, Pastor 

College Park Batpist Church 

SELECTION "The City On The Hill" Curtis 

Savannah State College Concert Choir 

Mr. Willie E. Jackson, Director 

Mr. Jerome Glover, Accompanist 

INTRODUCTION OF SPEAKER Dr. Annette K. Brock 

COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS Dr. James A. Hefner, President 

Tennessee State University 
Nashville, Tennessee 

PRESENTATION OF AWARDS Dr. Annette K. Brock 

Cyrus G. Wiley Award Mr. Johnnie P. Jones 

Richard R. Wright Award Dr. Priscilla D. Thomas 

President's Award Mr. Henry G. Nash 

SELECTION "Even Me " Hymn; Arranged 

Savannah State College Wesleyan Gospel Choir 
Mr. Artie Maxwell, Mrs. Derrick Rozier, 
Mr. Spencer E. White, III, Directors 

INTRODUCTION OF THE ACTING 

ASSOCIATE GRADUATE DEAN Dr. George W. Reid 

Vice President for Academic Affairs 

PRESENTATION OF CANDIDATES FOR 

GRADUATE DEGREES Dr. Willie E. Johnson 

Acting Associate Graduate Dean 

CONFERRING OF DEGREES Dr. Annette K. Brock 

INTRODUCTION OF THE UNDERGRADUATE DEANS Dr. George W. Reid 

PRESENTATION OF CANDIDATES FOR THE 
BACCALAUREATE DEGREES 

School of Business Dean Andrew E. Honeycutt 

School of Humanities & Social Sciences Dean Ja A. Jahannes 

School of Sciences & Technology Dean Margaret C. Robinson 

CONFERRING OF DEGREES Dr. Annette K. Brock 

Assisted by the Academic Dean and 
Mr. Robert Ray, Registrar 

ALUMNI INDUCTION Mr. John Clark 

President, Savannah State College 
National Alumni Association 

PRESENTATION OF NAVAL RESERVE 

OFFICERS TRAINING CORPS CANDIDATES 

FOR COMMISSION Commander Claven Williams 



PRESENTATION OF ARMY RESERVE 

OFFICERS TRAINING CORPS CANDIDATES 

FOR COMMISSION Captain Joseph Johnson 

COMMISSIONING OF OFFICERS 

Reading the Commissioning Document Dr. George N. Williams 

Acting Head, Department of Chemistry 
and Faculty Representation to NROTC Association of Colleges 

Administering the Oath of Office, N.R.O.T.C. Commander Claven Williams 

Administering the Oath of Office, A.R.O.T.C. Captain Joseph Johnson 



Let us give thanks and praise to Thee, 

To our Alma Mater, S.S.C. 

Thine honor, pride, and eminence, 

We raise in prayerful reverence. 

Guide us still from day to day, 

Be Thou mindful lest we lose our way; 

Help us know that life, short or long, 

Means unceasing work for weak and strong. 

Refrain 

Where Savannah meets the sea, 

Where grassy plains and palms abound, 

Where the flow'rs are gems of loveliness, 

There S.S.C. is found. 
We adore each beauteous scene and hall, 

Our all we pledge to Thee ! 

In our hearts we'll build a shrine for Thee. 

We hail Thee, S.S.C. 

~J. Randolph Fisher 
Hillary Hatchett 

BENEDICTION 

THREE-FOLD AMEN 

^^RECESSIONAL "Pomp and Circumstance " Sir Edward Elgar 

Mr. James Thompson, Jr., Organist 



*The audience is requested to remain seated 
**The audience is requested to remain seated until the procession has exited 



USHERS 

N.R.O.T.C. Midshipmen 
A.R.O.T.C. Cadets 



JHagier s ©egras (danferreh 

SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES 

MASTERS' IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION 

Delorise Golden-Manor Savannah State College 

Phillip Wallace, Jr Savannah State College 



SCHOOL OF BUSINESS 

ACCOUNTING 



**Miller Bargeron, Jr Savannah, Georg 

Deborah F. Bickham Savannah, Georg 

* Carol Connell Burlock Savannah, Georg 

** Patrice Bearden Campbell Savannah, Georg 

John Lewis Clemmer, Jr Savannah, Georg 

Terrance Beryl Farmer Dublin, Georg 

* Vida Michelle Hill Savannah, Georg 

*Marilyn Denise Johnson Savannah, Georg 

***fElizabeth H. Morris Bristol, Virgin 

** Ann Maner Murph Garden City, Georg 

** John Willie Parks, Jr Lincolnton, Georg 

Tammy Anita Perkins Savannah, Georg 

Janice Reese Greenville, Georg 

Bridget Denise Styles Douglas, Georg 

**Tia Lattice Wilborn Savannah, Georg 



INFORMATION SYSTEMS 



Earnestine Beatrice Dooley Atlanta, Georgia 

Candice Briggitte Ellis Savannah, Georgia 

* Rhonda Marie Gordon Moultrie, Georgia 

Keva Michelle' Mackey Nassau, Bahamas 

* Shannon Denise McFadden Savannah, Georgia 

** Susan D. McLendon Savannah, Georgia 

Venus SandraDee Moore Richmond Hill, Georgia 

*Rose Albright Murray Savannah, Georgia 

***Delora Jean Post Savannah, Georgia 

Janese Terah M. Turnquest Nassau, Bahamas 

*t Cynthia Joyce White Savannah, Georgia 

Sheila Wilcox Savannah, Georgia 



***Summa Cum Laude 



**Magna Cum Laude 
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*Cum Laude 



fin Absentia 



MANAGEMENT 

Allicia Denise Anderson Cairo, Georgia 

Dwayne Thomas Bailey.. Savannah, Georgia 

Charlotte Thornton Blue Savannah, Georgia 

Renee' Gwendolyn Boyd Orlando, Florida 

Shirley Ann Boyd Savannah, Georgia 

Eugene Anthony Brantley Estill, South Carolina 

Stephanie Karen Fleming Brazzle Savannah, Georgia 

Richard C. Burchette ...Savannah, Georgia 

*** David J. Coker Savannah, Georgia 

* Melvin Maurice Coleman Savannah, Georgia 

Shadale Deann Corley Aiken, South Carolina 

Laura Lee Crumbly Reidsville, Georgia 

Caroline Eileen Everson Darien, Georgia 

Chad Irvin Faulkner Port Royal, South Carolina 

Schanea LaVette Fleming ....Athens, Georgia 

Alloceia Latrell Hall Savannah, Georgia 

* Laticia Gray Harris Savannah, Georgia 

Frederick Eugene Hawkins Columbia, South Carolina 

Cassandra Evette Ivery Athens, Georgia 

Sharon Jarvis St. Croix, U.S. V.I. 

Stephanie Lorraine Johnson Cadwell, Georgia 

Lorene M. Jones Savannah, Georgia 

Steven Cleon Kittles Sylvania, Georgia 

David Alexander Lake St. Thomas, U. S.V.I. 

Lorna A. Linen Georgetown, South Carolina 

Kimberly Alisa McCormick ...Jacksonville, Florida 

Adriunne Degail Mcintosh Riverdale, Georgia 

Melissa Faye Mcintosh Wadley, Georgia 

Clyde A. Newton Savannah, Georgia 

Serenthia L. Norwood Stone Mountain, Georgia 

Monica Marie Oglesby Savannah, Georgia 

*Titilayo Odunola Onashile Lagos, Nigeria 

Alfonso Troy Plummer Warner Robins, Georgia 

Chandra LaTrelle Porter Savannah, Georgia 

Pamela Jeanine Ruley Savannah, Georgia 

Jo- Anne Brown Salter Savannah, Georgia 

Monika Tyiese Scales , Decatur, Georgia 

Claude Sheldon Simmons Jacksonville, Florida 

Shea' Lynette Stephens Decatur, Georgia 

Mark Dadin Stevens Savannah, Georgia 

Sauceraee Monique Swift Atlanta, Georgia 

Carolyn Deloris Tanksley Savannah, Georgia 

* Monica L. Tillman Elberton, Georgia 

Jamise Parker Waldburg Savannah, Georgia 

Cassandra Antoinette Walden Wadley, Georgia 

Eric Eugene Waters Savannah, Georgia 

Bridgette Tranell Williams Savannah, Georgia 



***Summa Cum Laude ** Magna Cum Laude *Cum Laude fin Absentia 

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Carolyn Denise Williams Savannah, Georgia 

* Crystal Michelle Williams.. Elberton, Georgia 

Pamela DeVette Williams Irwinton, Georgia 

Troy Wellington Wright Savannah, Georgia 

Andrew James Young II Savannah, Georgia 



MARKETING 

Tatia Kimberly Adams Savannah, Georgia 

Leonard F. Alfred ..Hephzibah, Georgia 

Kelethia Monique Boyd Atlanta, Georgia 

Kareen AnnMarie Bryant Savannah, Georgia 

Victoria Boykin Buck Savannah, Georgia 

* William Eurenstoff Gardner Savannah, Georgia 

Michelle Y. Green Savannah, Georgia 

Deveda Michelle Hall Savannah, Georgia 

* Darlene Harmon Savannah, Georgia 

Derrick Rennard Jenkins Decatur, Georgia 

MarRonde' Adelaide Lumpkin Savannah, Georgia 

LaZenza Monique McGill Manchester, Georgia 

Theresa Lynn Miles Yemassee, South Carolina 



ACCOUNTING AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS 

**John E. Conner Hilton Head, South Carolina 



SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES 

ENGLISH, LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE 

Rhonda La Verne Robinson Decatur, Georgia 

Derrick C. Sims Savannah, Georgia 



MASS COMMUNICATIONS 

Glenn Allen Savannah, Georgia 

Teresa LaShon Austin Las Vegas, Nevada 

Tishia M. Chevez-Dobson Savannah, Georgia 

David Bernard Dicks Augusta, Georgia 

Aleisia Dionne Gibson Miami, Florida 

Nina Simone Hasan Thomasville, Georgia 

* Russ Anthony Jackson Coatesville, Pennsylvania 

* Absolon Smith Kent Savannah, Georgia 

Corenthus Marchell McArver Rome, Georgia 

* Serena Garcia McCoy Brunswick, Georgia 

Melissa Ferguson Nelson Savannah, Georgia 

***Summa Cum Laude **Magna Cum Laude *Cum Laude fin Absentia 

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Tracey Evetta Parker Swainsboro, Georgia 

LaShawnda Monique Parrish Savannah, Georgia 

Terrence G. Patterson-Renigade Newington, Georgia 

* Selina Lee Ruth Savannah, Georgia 

Tonya Renee' Walton Vidalia, Georgia 

JaQuitta Antreiz Williams Hephzibah, Georgia 

t Samuel Williams Savannah, Georgia 



RECREATION AND PARK ADMINISTRATION 

^Stephanie Lenade Anderson Savannah, Georgia 

Veronica Smith Savannah, Georgia 

**LiannaDawn Williams Atlanta, Georgia 



HISTORY 

William Robert Davis, Jr Savannah, Georgia 

Azagba N'Namdi Kereenyaga Savannah, Georgia 

Sandra Anita Merritt Savannah, Georgia 

*Brian A. Simon Atlanta, Georgia 



CRIMINAL JUSTICE 

Carlos Ramon Baker Savannah, Georgia 

Antoinette Y. Barnes Savannah, Georgia 

J. Loretta Benton Boone Jesup, Georgia 

Shannon Dwayne Brown Atlanta, Georgia 

Sesame Denise Cotton Montezuma, Georgia 

Victor Len Dixon Macon, Georgia 

** Susan Kelly Epperson Savannah, Georgia 

** Bernadette Grace Fields Pembroke, Georgia 

Rodney V Gerido Rincon, Georgia 

Alfredo Henry Givens Yemassee, South Carolina 

Yolanda Pleshette Grant Macon, Georgia 

Kimberly Monique Hinkins Wadley, Georgia 

* Patricia Ann Jenkins Savannah, Georgia 

Eugene Johnson Memphis, Tennessee 

Eugene Maurice Johnson Savannah, Georgia 

Mia Latrese Johnson Savannah. Georgia 

**t Carlton Lamarr Jones ...Jacksonville, Florida 

Deanna Nicole Littles Warner Robins, Georgia 

Lloydette Charlezetta Hendika Martin Savannah, Georgia 

Leon Adolphus May, Jr Dublin, Georgia 

Persephanie Sherae Miller Decatur, Georgia 

Zenobia LaShann Mitchell Augusta, Georgia 

t Janice Morgan Marietta, Georgia 

*Terri Tonyettee Morgan Savannah, Georgia 

Tanis Germaine Nelson Savannah, Georgia 

Stacey Lynn Pollard Indianapolis, Indiana 



***Summa Cum Laude **Magna Cum Laude *Cum Laude fin Absentia 

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Kascey Teresa Porter Glennville, Georgia 

Sherrene LaVette Sears Savannah, Georgia 

Kiwi L. Spikes Atlanta, Georgia 

* James Reginald Terrell Athens, Georgia 

Deanna Cheri' Thurmond Hephzibah, Georgia 

Raquel Ulendus Walker Atlanta, Georgia 

Henry Herbert Washington III Thomasville, Georgia 

Natasha West Hephzibah, Georgia 

Mickelle Williams Savannah, Georgia 

* Lenetta Michelle Woods Tifton, Georgia 



POLITICAL SCIENCE 

. Damon Erik Elmore Savannah, Georgia 

* Robert German, Jr Hardeeville, South Carolina 

Amy Yvonne Graham Savannah, Georgia 

Simone M. Green Seattle, Washington 

* Kimberlynn Elizabeth Hendricks Decatur, Georgia 

Gwendolyn Theresa Harris Johnson Savannah, Georgia 

Sesley Renee' Jones Atlanta, Georgia 

*Renita Dione Lipscomb Savannah, Georgia 

Ronald Dale Rogers Hinesville, Georgia 

**LaShawn Yvette Warren Savannah, Georgia 

Reina Latoshia Williams Atlanta, Georgia 

*** Stephanie Michelle Williams Louisville, Georgia 



SOCIAL WORK 

Sharon Denise Bond Savannah, Georgia 

Kenneth Jerome Brown Savannah, Georgia 

Jessica Renee' Anderson Fambro Warner Robins, Georgia 

Juanita Tamara Gilford Savannah, Georgia 

t Sandy Hall Blakely, Georgia 

Melissa Elizabeth Harvey Savannah, Georgia 

Detra Regina Howard Macon, Georgia 

**t Rosalinda Cardenas Johnston Houston, Texas 

Shannon Danielle Linsey College Park, Georgia 

*Terri Lynn Manigault Savannah, Georgia 

Sharon Anita Manigo Savannah, Georgia 

* Margaret Antionette Mellows St. Michael, Barbados 

Able Alisa Moore Savannah, Georgia 

Emily Preer Morrall Savannah, Georgia 

Iona M. Newton Savannah, Georgia 

Sylvestine Verlyn Payne Providence, Rhode Island 

Angela Roshan Williams Savannah, Georgia 



***Summa Cum Laude **Magna Cum Laude *Cum Laude fin Absentia 

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SOCIOLOGY 

* Nicole Jennifer Blount Atlanta, Georgia 

*Tiffany Anne Cutler Warner Robins, Georgia 

t James Omar Dean Milledgeville, Georgia 

** Pamela Crallie Green Savannah, Georgia 

Jacqueline T. Mills Jacksonville, Florida 

Mari Rice Atlanta, Georgia 

Sharon Denise Savage Savannah, Georgia 

** Joffrey Lavell Smith , Hinesville, Georgia 



SCHOOL OF SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY 

BIOLOGY 

Tonya Antionette Brockington Savannah, Georgia 

* Ronnie Brown Albany, Georgia 

Sonja Renee' Hill Macon, Georgia 

Jennifer Yvette Mayfield Homer, Georgia 

* Sametria Renee' McFall Savannah, Georgia 

Candice Danette Neal Atlanta, Georgia 

Bertina Ezette Roberts ....Augusta, Georgia 

*Tangela Simone' Tharpe Toomsboro, Georgia 

** Valencia Renell Thomas Savannah, Georgia 

* Andrea Michelle Warren Savannah, Georgia 

Jennifer LaQuita Washington Savannah, Georgia 



MARINE BIOLOGY 



'■* Christine Gayle Craig Savannah, Georgia 



CHEMISTRY 

Ebenezer A. Adedun Savannah, Georgia 

Martin Luther Daniel Griffin, Georgia 

Faith Yvette Mclnnis Savannah, Georgia 



MATHEMATICS 

* Danielle Nicole Ellison Savannah, Georgia 

Antonio Devilrow Hull Savannah, Georgia 

James Reginald Lockhart Savannah, Georgia 

Lucius Walter Mack Savannah, Georgia 

Louis Malone II Savannah, Georgia 

Dorothy Haseleria Sanders Savannah, Georgia 

Markeita Michelle Spaulding Brunswick, Georgia 

Thelvie Rachalle Winston Roanoke, Alabama 



***Summa Cum Laude 



**Magna Cum Laude 
10 



*Cum Laude 



fin Absentia 



COMPUTER SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY 

Joy-Ann Thereese Anthony,. St. Thomas, U.S. V.I. 

Angel Maria Boles Savannah, Georgia 

Chandra Young Jones Savannah, Georgia 

Timeko Rachelle Richard Georgetown, South Carolina 



CIVIL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY 

Marvin Davis Savannah, Georgia 

Talmage Fabian Fowler Nassau, Bahamas 

A. Hamid Meshkar Savannah, Georgia 

Sheldon Terrence Minor Sandersville, Georgia 

Lawrence Edward Waring III Savannah, Georgia 



ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY 

Craig Lamont Daughtry Savannah, Georgia 

*Carl William Ekholm Bluffton, South Carolina 

Bernard 0. Green-Francis Newark, New Jersey 

* Shirley Rolanda Hanson Norwood, Georgia 

Kerven Bernard Hardnett Lithia Springs, Georgia 

Robert Greene McGhee Marshallville, Georgia 

Michael A. O'Brien Nassau, Bahamas 

Hamid Raza Lahore, Pakistan 

Eddie C. Reviere, Jr Glennville, Georgia 

*tCynthia Hope Stewart Forsyth, Georgia 



MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY 

***Reginald H. Hendrix Savannah, Georgia 

John I. Lansiquot St. Croix, U.S. V.I. 

*Jewelstine Pinkston Louisville, Georgia 

Willie Thomas Waye III Hinesville. Georgia 

Kenneth Wilson Summerville. South Carolina 



CHEMICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY 

Ricardo Howard Grant Savannah, Georgia 



COMPUTER ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY 

Joy-Ann Thereese Anthony St. Thomas, U.S. V.I. 

Angel Maria Boles Savannah, Georgia 

Petrina Renee Ford Athens. Georgia 

Hamid Razq Lahore, Pakistan 

Timeko Rachelle Richard Georgetown, South Carolina 



***Summa Cum Laude **Magna Cum Laude *Cum Laude i~/n Absentia 

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MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTER SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY 

Maronda Lizette Hastie College Park, Georgia 



MATHEMATICS AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY 

Janice Theressa Savage Savannah, Georgia 



NOTE: Appearance of a name on any list in this program must not be considered as conclusive evidence of graduation. Persons who have 
met all requirements for a particular degree and whose names appear on the lists in this program will receive the degree indicated. 



***Summa Cum Laude **Magna Cum Laude *Cum Laude fin Absentia 

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JConnr (inrhirates 



David J. Coker 
Reginald H. Hendrix 



Summa Cum Laude - (3.75 - 4.00) 



Elizabeth H. Morris 
Delora Jean Post 



Stephanie Michelle Williams 



Miller Bargeron, Jr. 
Patrice Bearden Campbell 
John E. Connor 
Christine Gayle Craig 
Susan Kelly Epperson 
Bernadette Grace Fields 
Pamela Crallie Green 
Rosalina Cardenas Johnston 



Magna Cum Laude - (3.40 - 3.749) 



Carlton Lamarr Jones 
Susan D. McClendon 
Ann Maner Murph 
John Willie Parks, Jr. 
Joffrey Lavell Smith 
Valencia Renell Thomas 
LaShawn Yvette Warren 
Tia Latrice Wilborn 



Lianna Dawn Williams 



Cum Laude - (3.0 - 3.399) 



Stephanie Lenade Anderson 
Nicole Jennifer Blount 
Ronnie Brown 
Carol Connell Burlock 
Erlinda Montejo Carroll 
Melvin Maurice Coleman 
Tiffany Anne Culter 
Carl William Ekholm 
Danielle Nicole Ellison 
William Eurenstoff Gardner 
Robert German, Jr. 
Rhonda Marie Gordon 
Shirley Rolanda Hanson 
Darlene Harmon 
Laticia Gray Harris 
Kimberlynn Elizabeth Hendricks 
Vida Michelle Hill 
Russ Anthony Jackson 
Patricia Ann Jenkins 
Marilyn Denise Johnson 



Absolon Smith Kent 
Renita Dione Lipscomb 
Terri Lynn Manigault 
Serena Gracia McCoy 
Shannon Denise McFadden 
Sametria Renee' McFall 
Margaret Antionette Mellows 
Terri Tonyettee Morgan 
Rose Albright Murray 
Titilayo Odunola Onashile 
Jewelstine Pinkston 
Selina Lee Ruth 
Cynthia Hope Stewart 
James Reginald Terrell 
Tangela Simone' Tharpe 
Monica L. Tillman 
Andrea Michelle Warren 
Cynthia Joyce White 
Crystal Michelle Williams 
Lenetta Michelle Woods 



***Summa Cum Laude 



** Magna Cum Laude 
13 



*Cum Laude 



In Absentia 



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Observing the centuries-old convocation procedures, each Marshal in the Savannah State College 
Academic Procession carries an official mace which is indicative of the power, dignity, and 
magisterium vested in the College. The mace is a club-shaped staff which originated in the Middle 
Ages as a weapon. Eventually, it gained a ceremonial character and is presently employed most often 
by legislative forums and academic enterprises. 

The official mace of Savannah State College was designed and made from mahogany wood by 
Dr. Ernest S. Brown. Associate Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering Technology. Dr. Lester B. 
Johnson, Jr., former Head of the Department of Engineering Technology, designed and built the Mace 
Stand. 

The College motto is "Lux Et Veritas" ("Light and Truth"). 

JVtahcmfr Olnshtntcs 

Modem academic dress has evolved from a type of apparel prescribed by English Medieval 
Universities to distinguish their schools from the lay person in dress at a time when everybody wore 
robes or gowns. When American colleges and universities desired to adopt some suitable system of 
academic apparel a half century ago, it seemed best to agree on some definite system which all might 
follow. Accordingly, this attire has consisted of the cap, the gown, and the hood, the latter two now 
differing according to the degree the wearer has received. 

The modern cap, in academic dress has the same design for all degrees; black and square-shaped 
with a tassel hanging from the center. However, the color of the tassel usually differentiates the field 
of study for which the degree was granted, the golf tassel being worn by doctors or by presidents of 
colleges and universities; but it may be added that the black tassel is correct for all degrees. 

The gown, unlike the cap, differs appreciably in design according to the degree conferred on the 
wearer. The gown for the bachelor's degree has pointed sleeves. It is designed to be worn closed. The 
gown for the master's degrees, worn open or closed has an oblong sleeve, open at the wrist, like the 
others. The sleeve base hangs down in the traditional manner. The rear part of its oblong shape is 
square cut and the front part has an arc cut away. The doctor's gown, worn open or closed, has long 
sleeves faced with velvet; three bars of velvet are midway the sleeves. The trimmings of the doctor's 
gown may be black or the color associated with the field of study. 

The hood, while not an article of dress, is, however, the most distinctive feature of the academic 
attire. It is a black, crow-shaped badge or adornment with an oval opening and worn down the back. It 
enables one to quickly determine not only the degree held by the wearer but also the college or 
university from which he is graduated. The colors lining the hood and the size and the shape of the 
hood make this distinction. The bachelor's and master's hoods are three feet and three and a half feet 
in length, respectively; the doctor's hood is four feet in length and is made with a wide panel. Hoods 
may be worn for only those degrees actually held by the wearers. 

Members of the governing body of a college or university, and they only, whatever their degrees 
may be, and entitled to wear doctor's gowns (with black velvet), but their hoods maybe only those of 
degrees actually held by the wearers or those especially prescribed for them by the institution. 

In some colleges and universities, it is customary for the president, chancellor, or chief officer to 
wear a costume similar to that worn by the head of a foreign university. 

The chief marshal may wear a specially designed costume approved by the institution. 

For all academic purposes, including trimmings of doctor's gowns, edging of hoods, and tassels 
of caps, the color associated with different subjects as prescribed by the revised American 
Intercollegiate Code is as follows; 

Arts, Letters, Humanities White Oratory (Speech) Silver Gray 

Business Drab Philosophy Dark Blue 

Economics Copper Physical Education Sage Green 

Education Light Blue Public Administration Peacock Blue 

Law Purple Science Golden Yellow 

Library Science Lemon Social Work Citron 

Music Pink Theology Scarlet 

At Savannah State College, the lining of the hood has an orange chevron on a blue background to 
represent school colors. A faculty member wears the color of his alma mater. 



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